With staying at home being the safest option still at this time, parents now more than ever are looking for the best online lessons to coach, enrich, and engage their kids. Several enrichment and tuition centers have gone online with flexible terms and no fixed long-term commitment packages. We’ve rounded up our go-to list of the best online classes our little red dot has to offer in this time of uncertainty. One thing’s for certain, we’re in this together so let’s press on and keep the kids busy and parents sane!
**This guide will be continually updated so do check back with us. Have a class/workshop you’d like us to add? Email email@example.com.
VivaLing is an online language academy that provides five languages courses that include English, Spanish, French, German and Chinese. Taught by certified teachers using a patented teaching method, the courses are entirely personalized based on students' needs and are without commitment and flexible in terms of learning length. Register today and receive a free 25-minute trial lesson for each new registration with the code LSA21. This offer is only valid once.
VivaLing, 67 Ayer Rajah Crescent - #02-10/17, 139950 Singapore, +33 (0) 5 54 54 43 23, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.vivaling.com.en
EduGrove’s seven-time “Best in Chinese” award-winning curriculum can seamlessly adapt to a virtual setting, so they can bring out the best in any student no matter where they are! Not only have they re-written their entire curriculum to cater to virtual teaching, but teachers have also undergone intensive online teaching training to ensure that their hallmark fun, engaging and effective lessons can be experienced via an online platform! Believing that it is not only important to score well in the exams, but that the students are groomed for success in their adult and work life, EduGrove’s programmes work on improving Chinese language grades, eloquence, presentation, critical thinking, and creativity skills all in one class!
Utilizing techniques such as role-playing, improvization drama, vocabulary games, and debate sessions, their methodology ensures that commonly tested keywords and phrases are repeatedly applied both in conversation and written exercises for better understanding and long-term retention.
EduGrove Mandarin Enrichment Centre, multiple locations, +65 6584 8489, email@example.com,
Harnessing the same technology and teaching strategies, continue to code games and animations*, design apps or pick up Python – all from the comfort of home. Coding Lab's complete e-learning solution includes live video conferences with tutors, online questions, video-on-demand and everything you need to fully understand the material. Lesson materials and notes can also be mailed to your home directly. For new students: Sign up directly for our home-based E-Learning classes by selecting the class you want on our website. Under “Locations and Schedules“, you’ll find the option for Home-Based E-Learning Classes to confirm your class registration. Details on how to set-up and test your device will be emailed to you separately, or you can call +65 6528 2282 for further assistance. *Students aged 9 and below require parent/guardian(s) accompaniment for all e-learning classes.
Coding Lab, www.codinglab.com.sg/home-based-elearning
Seimpi Education offers Music for the Intelligent Mind (MIM®) programs. Music training is said to enhance brain function. Their carefully planned syllabus gradually guides students ages 1 - 7 to explore the richness and excitement of music through interesting play, activities, and musical games. All their activities involve stimulating the inter-connectivity between the two hemispheres of the brain by engaging in holistic and all-rounded music training. They also conduct MIM Speech & Drama (in English & Chinese) for children, as well as individual lessons (for all ages) in piano (classical/pop/jazz), violin, guitar, ukulele, vocal, musical theatre, performance diplomas. Seimpi also conducts an accelerated music program SMART & Teaching Diplomas (including Early Childhood Music) under Seimpi Academy. All the courses are available on S Class (Seimpi CLassroom), their own online learning arm of Seimpi Education.
Seimpi Education, #03-26 The Centrepoint, #05-04/05 Hougang Mall, #04-13/14 JCube, #05-02 Loyang Point, +65 6737 6731, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.seimpi.edu.sg
EDOOVO is an online enrichment learning platform designed to supplement your child’s school curriculum and enrich their learning in the core subjects – and it's currently offering a FREE trial! Covering English, Math and Chinese, EDOOVO is suitable for all children aged 3 to 8 years old. Featuring real-time teaching, the platform includes games, activities and in-class learning rewards, allowing your child to grasp greater, newer insights beyond their school curriculum all while having fun!
EDOOVO, +65 9642 9606, email@example.com, https://www.edoovo.com
We've always loved The Common Bench's woodworking workshops especially their Wooden Lego Box one! Now they've teamed up with Love, Bonito for a fabulous virtual kids workshop where little ones get to decorate and paint their very own set of wooden wall hooks. These hooks are designed and created exclusively for Love, Bonito’s new kids summer collection. The wall hooks come in a set of three - a Toucan, a Monstera Leaf, and a Pineapple. In this workshop, kids will also learn a little bit about woodworking and its properties. All materials are included with free courier delivery. The workshop will be conducted live via Zoom. Details of the Zoom meet will be provided upon email order confirmation. The cost of the workshop is only SG$57. Book your session HERE.
The Common Bench, thecommonbench.com
Being cooped up at home 24/7, kids might get edgy, restless, and cabin fever might even set in! Kids Mindful Movement Practice with Teacher Yvonne combines both yoga and mindfulness practice for our little ones - mums and dads can also join in! This 30-minutes interactive session will help you and the kids move, shake it out, and more importantly, relax and refocus. Classes are scheduled for Wednesdays 11:15am to 12pm (for 3 to 7 years old) and Fridays 4:15pm to 5pm (for 5 to 10 years old). Price? Pay as you wish! No yoga mat? No worries. Check out Chalk and Chakra's range of eco-friendly mats for kids! For more information, contact Teacher Yvonne at +65 9815 1117 or follow her on IG @yvonne.yogaroom.space.
Teacher Yvonne, +65 9815 1117, @yvonne.yogaroom.space on Instagram
With budding artists raring to go at home, have them embark on a 3-week live-stream watercolor art program with Art Wonderland! During this 3 week program, kids will explore and experiment with different ways watercolor can be used to create expressive works of art. During the 3 weeks, they'll learn to paint using wet-on-wet and wet-on-dry techniques, learn more about famous watercolor artists and be creative with the medium. This course is suitable for kids aged 5 to 12 years old and costs SG$60. Click here to register.
In response to the increasingly stringent social distancing and stay-home measures imposed on tuition centers, enrichment institutions, and now even schools, local edutech startup Geniebook will be providing free online live stream lessons till May 4, 2020, to support families and aid students’ learning in the midst of the current situation. Each video lesson will be about one hour and will be accompanied by one standardized worksheet for every student. Each student will also be entitled to 10 free smart worksheets for the whole month - these worksheets utilize Geniebook’s unique AI technology to personalize questions according to the student’s strengths and weaknesses. Register for free on www.geniebook.com/covid-19/s, to access these live stream videos.
Lorna Whiston camps provide a supportive playground of self-exploration for children aged 3 to 14 years, so that they can discover and enhance their unique skills, abilities, and talents, through a diverse mix of fun learning experiences. From May 11 to 29, 2020, they will be running online virtual camps. The Multi-Activity camp for ages 3 to 5 has a balance of educational and creative classes including Drama, Zumba, Art, Science, and Yoga. The English Explorers camp for ages 3 to 8 will have Lorna Whiston teachers nurture and develop your child’s English skills through fun interactive activities online and offline in English Explorers with a focus on creative writing, phonics, story comprehension, grammar, and vocabulary. For ages 9 to 14, the Code Academy camp teaches your child to design, code, and publish their own game virtually! The Cooking Club for ages 6 to 12, will get kids excited about cooking and healthy food! Want more? Budding actors can also think, explore, sense, and experience through the dynamic medium of creative drama at the Actor's Studio. Price: SG$348 per child, per camp. Call +65 6871 8844 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and registration.
Tanglin Arts Studio has pre-recorded quite a few lessons and will be releasing them over the next few weeks. They will be offering challenges every week and have some guest teachers offering online classes or pre-recorded Masterclasses. They are keen for your feedback and love to see you engaging with them in their Facebook Group Tanglin Arts Studio Student, Parents, Teachers. Email email@example.com if you have any questions or problems viewing the uploaded content. Visit sites.google.com/tanglinartsstudio.com/tanglinartsstudio/schedule to view the upcoming schedule.
Tanglin Arts Studio, sites.google.com/tanglinartsstudio.com/tanglinartsstudio/home
Also check out:
Stepping Out Studios, www.steppingoutstudios.com.sg/online-dance-classes-at-stepping-out-studios
Linda Mandarin conducts online regular lessons based on your ability level and skill with learning access to teachers who are native speakers, as well as the complete virtual classroom experience. The Virtual learning environment will provide you with access to course materials, learning techniques, and one-on-one guidance. Their online Mandarin lessons support your ability to study in the comfort of your home and receive immediate feedback that is tailored to fit your learning style and help you learn the language easily. A Private Online Class package of 10 sessions 60 minutes each, with the fee for each student at SG$600 (Conversational Mandarin) / SG$750 (Business Mandarin). After your booking is confirmed, WhatsApp +65 9299 2356 to acknowledge receipt.
Linda Mandarin, www.lindamandarin.com.sg/program/online-mandarin-course
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Berries World, www.berriesworld.com/whats-up/n1-p4-lesson-11-to-lesson-13-p5-p6-lesson-11-to-lesson-15-students-to-continue-learning-via-home-based-learning
Smarter Me provides live online classes for kids with an instructor. Students meet with their instructor once a week, privately or in a small group. Developed by experienced educators and entrepreneurs, students ages 8 to 17 will learn to master digital or entrepreneurship skills, gaining the confidence to design and build games, apps, and businesses! Their entrepreneurship workshop caters to teens aged 13 to 17 as well where they can learn more about startups. Financial Literacy is also introduced in the Money Matters 101 course. Price ranges from SG$20 to SG$30.
Smarter Me, www.smarterme.sg/online-courses
Sports classes at home? Yes! These free online classes by Proactiv Sports are a great way to get your kiddos and the whole family to stay active and healthy during your time at home. Simply head over to their YouTube channel for their online classes - simple! Classes will be updated weekly so keep a lookout for your fav sports!
Proactiv Sports, sg.proactivsports.com
Looking for bonding activities for you and the kids while supporting the #stayhome initiative? Check out People's Association's latest initiative, PAssion L!ve together with Virtual Community Centres (CC). Both of these digital platforms offer a diverse range of courses, such as Fitness, Dance, Culinary, Hobbies and Craft, plus Language learning. Set time with the kiddos to learn aerobics, singing, Japanese cooking and more! This series of online courses is available from Monday to Friday until May 8, 2020, from 9am to 4pm. Each video lasts approximately 30 minutes and new content is live-streamed daily. For each session, you are able to leave comments, questions and participate in giveaways too! Visit their Facebook page for updates and more information.
PA Courses, www.facebook.com/pacourses
Centre Stage Interactive (CSi) is a family-friendly program of classes in Drama, Dance, Musical Theatre, Voice and Storytelling for kids aged 18 months to 18 years+ designed to keep our community active, creative, connected, and engaged with the arts whilst we’re all stuck indoors! There are two elements to this online program - pre-recorded “on-demand” videos you can refer back to any time, and live interactive weekly classes (via Zoom) where you can catch up and collaborate with your teachers and friends in real-time. These classes have been specifically designed to get kids engaged, up, moving, and to use their imaginations and creativity to transport them from their living rooms to the stage, or a far off adventure land! Price: SG$150 to SG$350 for the month (Bronze - 1 Course, Silver - 1 whole department, or Gold - unlimited access). Register here.
Centre Stage Interactive, centre-stage.com/home/csi
Introducing The Lavender Spaceship Project, the first integrated STEM learning platform only for primary and middle school girls, that passionately builds their interest and skills in Coding, Robotics, Tinkering, plus increase their awareness of women in STEM role models. The project's mission is to create a generation of STEM ready girls! Initiate your primary and middle school girls to the exciting world of STEM where they solve problems, build prototypes, code, and tinker with the latest edu-tech tools and software. This platform not only develops the passion for science and technology, but it also builds a community of young girls who will help spread the enthusiasm for STEM, alter perceptions of career choices for women, and foster progressive mindsets. Click HERE for more information.
The Lavender Spaceship Project, www.lavenderspaceship.com
Got a little coder in the house? Create & Learn is the largest 5-star kids coding program based on Facebook reviews and offers the award-winning K-12 online coding classes designed by Google and Stanford experts. Families can choose from 25+ fun topics including Scratch, Python, Roblox, Minecraft, AI, Robotics, Arduino, Cloud Computing, and so many more! All classes are live online and led by highly qualified teachers, with no more than 5 students. The unique project and inquiry-based learning method develop creativity and critical thinking skills - so kids not only understand the "what," but also the how and the why. Join 60,000+ successful students worldwide and sign up for a free intro class today! Besides online small classes, Create & Learn also hosts free online kids' events where industry experts, from Google, Apple, NASA, Pixar, and more, share how cool technologies are used in the real world. Your child can also learn new skills and tools, such as Digital Design with Canva, Learn Coding with Kahoot!, and Fun Coding Fair. Sign up for a free event and explore your child's passions today!
Create & Learn, 2955 Campus Dr #110, San Mateo, CA 94403, United States, +1 (650) 996 4487, firstname.lastname@example.org, https://www.create-learn.us
Inspire Mum & Baby - www.inspiremumbaby.com
So Yoga - www.soyoga.com.sg
Edugrove - www.edugrove.com.sg
KooBits - www.koobits.com
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